L.O.C. Method Infographic

Last updated on August 10th, 2020 at 04:20 pm

I have been working on this infographic to provide a simple overview of a popular method of sealing the moisture into hair. I wanted to provide you with a visual: The LOC method explained. Please feel free to share with friends!

loc method explained infographic

I love dry unruly hair said no one ever!

If you’re struggling with dry hair or hair, then The LOC method of moisturizing and sealing hair may be for you. It is term commonly known amongst the natural hair community but can be used to seal relaxed, or tex-laxed hair as well.

Let’s take a closer look at the steps in the L.O.C method explained.

Liquid “L”

The liquid in the LOC method is typically good ‘ole H20….water. Water is the ultimate source of moisture and hydration.

Oil “O”

Oil is the obvious next step in the process. Typically, any oil can be used but you should choose your oil based on your hair type. If you have fine hair for example, you want to use a lightweight oil like Jojoba or Almond oil.

Cream “C”

The cream in this step of the LOC method is usually a cream or butter based styler but it can also be your leave in conditioner.

Some ladies opt to switch the O and the C around in the LOC method, making it the LCO method. In many cases this makes sense to apply the oil last so that it can seal in the moisture from the cream as well. It’s purely preference or which method your hair takes to.

This technique is meant to help your hair to maintain its moisture balance. More moisture equals hair that is more pliable. Pliable hair allows your hair to grow without the interference of dryness which leads to breakage.

The infographic above is the LOC method explained and helps remind you of the steps. Pretty soon it becomes second nature.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Nerissa

    When using a cream is Shea butter and Cocoa butter ok to use?

    1. Michelle

      Sure you can sub Shea/Cocoa or even Mango Butter for the cream. I wouldn’t use both though. It could weigh down the hair too much.

  2. Margaret

    Beautiful graphics!!! Almost looks like a chart that could be printed and posted on a wall, board, notebook, etc.
    I know we are close to mid Jan, however I want to wish you a Blessed New Year!!! 🙂

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! It only took me a whole day to create it LOL. Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Melany

    I’ve heard so much about the LOC method! Thank you for explaining it with the awesome graphics!

    *Happy New Year!*

    1. Michelle

      You’re welcome and Happy New Year to you too 🙂

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